"Our ability to generate stats
has gotten way ahead of our ability to make any sense of it… it's going
to take a lot of work by people like Mr. Kaplan before we understand what all
v Bill James (LA Times)
“Until Kaplan got into the act, talent
scouts tracked players on written notes that they later stuffed into file
drawers…Now he’s developed databases and decision-support systems
for just about every Major League team in the country.”
“Kaplan has already has devised
three formulas that could, if instituted, change the way managers handle their
“Keeping track of thousands of baseball
scouting reports for minor and major league teams can be very cumbersome.
Especially remembering where you filed them. Well, there's a new software
program to help sort out all of this mess. Joining us today is
v CNN interview (with
anchor Sean Callebs)
“Kaplan's dream of becoming a GM
is not as far-fetched as it once may have seemed. Many a baseball manager has
spent seasons learning statistics and scouting before heading to the
dugout…Making sense of players and their stats is probably the single
most important job of the manager.”
v Contract Professional
the 20-year old phenom will leave the
“Like many kids growing up in New Jersey in the
“He really has
a love for the game, and he is very knowledgeable.”
Harford, independent scout for the Chicago Cubs, St. Louis Cardinals and
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Times Article .
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Trenton Times Article.